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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 18 December 2015
  2. Further updates from 07:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Fiona Murray and Ciaran McCauley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    Ciaran McCauley

    BBC News NI

    That's all from us at BBC News NI Live after another busy week. We'll be back again on Monday with more news, sport, weather, travel and Christmas-themed updates from 07:00.

    Whether you'll be doing Christmas shopping, Christmas parties or both - have a great weekend. 

  2. Mild weather giving way to colder temperatures next week

    Cecilia Daly

    BBC NI weather presenter

    It's going to be mild tomorrow, with some showers before a much wetter Sunday. The full forecast shows things will be colder next week too.

    Weather
  3. Sports Personality of the Year: Time for the big event

    Sports Personality of the Year will finally be taking to the SSE Arena stage in Belfast this Sunday.

    Sports Personality of the Year

    The main event kicks off at 18:50 on BBC One but you can also watch an hour-long red carpet show from 17:00 on BBC Two NI for all the build up and a rundown of all the nominated sportspeople. And remember - there's still time to vote for your favourite.  

  4. M2 delays: Traffic moving slowly after crash

    A crash on the M2 has been cleared and traffic is moving again but there's still plenty of delays - these images show the tailback at the scene a little while ago. 

    M2 crash
  5. Cool and wet but not much chance of a white Christmas

    Will we have a white Christmas? Well, the current balmy temperatures makes it unlikely as BBC News NI weather presenter Cecilia Daly confirms. 

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  6. Four-car collision on M2

  7. Thousands of pounds worth of steak stolen in burglary

    Steak worth £7,000 has been stolen in a break-in at a butcher's shop in Cullybackey.

    Beef

    The steak was in 30 boxes that were stolen from the shop on the Dreen Road some time between 20:30 on Wednesday night and 07:00 the next morning.

  8. The burglar, the priest and the wardrobe

    A County Clare priest has been praised after giving a burglar a lift, just minutes after finding him hiding in his wardrobe.

    Wardrobe

    Fr Patrick Conway found Michael Clune hiding in a room in Ennis on 7 December. The burglar returned 20 euros to the priest, and was then given a lift into town. 

  9. Barn owl seized by police in Annalong

    Conor Macauley

    BBC News NI Environment Correspondent

    Police have seized a barn own in Annalong that was put on sale on social media.

    Barn Owl

    It's the fifth barn owl recovered in recent weeks.

  10. Minister congratulates bombardier after aircraft certification

    Enterprise minister Jonathan Bell has congratulated Bombardier after its C-Series aircraft was certified for commercial flying.

    Bombardier

    "This is a hugely significant development and the last major milestone ahead of the aircraft's entry into commercial service, he says.